• Important Executive Director Announcement from the NAWCC

    The NAWCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Rory McEvoy has been named Executive Director of the NAWCC. Rory is an internationally renowned horological scholar and comes to the NAWCC with strong credentials that solidly align with our education, fundraising, and membership growth objectives. He has a postgraduate degree in the conservation and restoration of antique clocks from West Dean College, and throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to handle some of the world’s most important horological artifacts, including longitude timekeepers by Harrison, Kendall, and Mudge.

    Rory formerly worked as Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, where his role included day-to-day management of research and digitization projects, writing, public speaking, conservation, convening conferences, exhibition work, and development of acquisition/disposal and collection care policies. In addition, he has worked as a horological specialist at Bonhams in London, where he cataloged and handled many rare timepieces and built important relationships with collectors, buyers, and sellers. Most recently, Rory has used his talents to share his love of horology at the university level by teaching horological theory, history, and the practical repair and making of clocks and watches at Birmingham City University.

    Rory is a British citizen and currently resides in the UK. Pre-COVID-19, Rory and his wife, Kaai, visited HQ in Columbia, Pennsylvania, where they met with staff, spent time in the Museum and Library & Research Center, and toured the area. Rory and Kaai will be relocating to the area as soon as the immigration challenges and travel restrictions due to COVID-19 permit.

    Some of you may already be familiar with Rory as he is also a well-known author and lecturer. His recent publications include the book Harrison Decoded: Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock, which he edited with Jonathan Betts, and the article “George Graham and the Orrery” in the journal Nuncius.

    Until Rory’s relocation to the United States is complete, he will be working closely with an on-boarding team assembled by the NAWCC Board of Directors to introduce him to the opportunities and challenges before us and to ensure a smooth transition. Rory will be participating in strategic and financial planning immediately, which will allow him to hit the ground running when he arrives in Columbia

    You can read more about Rory McEvoy and this exciting announcement in the upcoming March/April issue of the Watch & Clock Bulletin.

    Please join the entire Board and staff in welcoming Rory to the NAWCC community.

CP Rail Quartz

Kevin W.

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I bought this today. Sold as non working. The right battery was not used, so i am hoping thats why it did not run. Has a Swiss made Imhof quartz movement.
It looks great and is in good shape. I think it was made in the 1970,s. Cant find really anything on it online.
I have the correct battery ordered for it, LR 50

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Kevin W.

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So far i have found that the LR 50 battery should work, but some info i have read said it wont run on 1.5 volts and needs a 1.35 volt battery. Does anyone have knowledge of this?
 

D.th.munroe

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I don't know if the 1.5 volt will cause a problem with that clock, they worked fine on one carriage clock I know of (I never saw the clock just helped find a battery, but they said it works fine) I do know they cause issues on some of the cameras and such that take the 1.35v.
There is voltage reduction adapters that take a smaller battery, like a 357 in the Mr-50 housing, they are pretty expensive but reusable.
Dan.
 

Kevin W.

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Thanks Dan for the help. Would you have a link to the adaptors you mentioned? Seems like not a common clock, cant find any other ones online.
 

Kevin W.

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Thanks for the links, it was not a cheap clock in its day, would love to see it run again.Where do you think it would have been used, in a office or a shop?
 

Kevin W.

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D th Munroe, i ordered the adaptor and it came in todays mail. I got a fresh no 357 battery. Figured out how to put adaptor and battery in, put the cover back on. Its working fine after i turned on the power switch.I eould have never figured this out with out your help, i appreciate it lots. Big kudos to you.
 

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This is my CP Rail clock. I was given this by my step father before he passed away a few years back. It’s missing the battery cover. Also thanks to you guys I now know how to solve the battery issue. Do you have any idea where I could find the cover?

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Kevin W.

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That,s a nice clock Mike.
The only place i know of where you might get a cover for it. Is to try Ebay and look for a parts clock.
 

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